Georgia's Online Cancer Information Center

Advocacy

Georgia CORE leads statewide advocacy efforts to promote equity in cancer care, funding and policy.

  • In December 2018, we published a policy briefing of the history, purpose, and uses of Georgia’s tobacco settlement. Tobacco’s Master Settlement Agreement: How Funds are Allocated in Georgia highlights how funding for cancer and healthcare was distributed, as well as the relationship between tobacco and cancer. We found that of the more than $3 billion that has been allocated to Georgia to date, less than 10 percent has been directed to cancer prevention and treatment in recent years. Through the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium (GC3), we continue to advocate that more of this funding goes to its intended purpose. Read about and view presentations from our inaugural Cancer Advocacy Breakfast held together with the GC3 in February 2019.
  • We also work to protect and increase other streams of funding for cancer prevention and treatment, such as from the sale of the Breast Cancer License Tag. One of the top ten selling specialty tags in Georgia, the Breast Cancer License Tag is in decline because of cost increases, lack of awareness and difficulty finding the tag online. Georgia CORE has been working with state legislators to increase awareness of the Breast Cancer License Tag and its value as a source of support for breast cancer screening and treatment.
  • With more than 400,000 cancer survivors in Georgia, we must continue to raise awareness about survivorship issues and educate and engage survivors to help them achieve their best possible quality of life. At the heart of these efforts is the Cancer Survivorship Connection where an online library of resources and interactive tools provide support to survivors and anyone involved with their care.

It takes team work to advocate for these issues. Won’t you join us?

 

 

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Partnership awards $100,000 for breast cancer research

Georgia CORE, in partnership with It’s The Journey and A Cure In Our Lifetime Atlanta has awarded a $100,000 grant to Dr. Veena Rao, Morehouse School of Medicine for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research.

10/17/2019

Recent Developments in Breast Cancer Show Survival Increase

Recent developments in breast cancer show a 'dramatic' survival increase with CDK4/6 inhibitor, new settings for immunotherapy, and PFS gain with AKT inhibitor.

9/24/2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Breast Cancer License Tag Awards!

Eight organizations across the state have been awarded grants totaling $400,000 for breast cancer education, screening and treatment for underserved Georgians.

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10/24/2019

Georgia CORE

 

Hearts and Minds Dedicated to Improving Cancer Care

Georgia CORE is a public-private partnership that creates collaboration among the state’s cancer organizations and institutions to connect more Georgians to quality, personalized cancer care. We welcome you to this one-of-a-kind online information center for all things related to cancer and survivorship care in Georgia.